Despite the election of a Yoruba president, Yoruba nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also referred to as Sunday Igboho, has reiterated the movement’s resolve to establishing an independent Yoruba nation.
In an interview, Igboho expressed his opinions to The PUNCH.
Igboho stated that his Ilana Omo Oodua group started agitating long before President Bola Tinubu, a Yoruba guy, was elected, in response to a question concerning abandoning the sovereignty campaign after Tinubu gained office.
“We haven’t dropped the agitation for the Yoruba nation despite the emergence of President Bola Tinubu. We have been on this agitation long even before Tinubu clinched the presidential ticket of his political party, the All Progressives Congress.
“Our agitation is not predicated on the election of a Yoruba man as the President of the country. Tinubu is a Yoruba man and his becoming the President can’t stop us from the struggle for the realisation of the Yoruba nation,” he said.
While less visible recently, Sunday Igboho said his group is still actively furthering the cause, adding that the United Nations receives periodic updates on progress being made.
“You may think that you haven’t heard from us or seen much of us recently, we are still on the project and the United Nations is aware of our activities. We have submitted correspondence and letters keeping the world body abreast of our progression in the struggle for Yoruba,” he noted.